JADEtribe was founded in 2008 after designer Kimberly Hartman made a trip to Southeast Asia and discovered a village of Laotian women weaving remarkable textiles. At fair trade wages and prices, she purchased the textiles from the craftswomen and hired other local artisans to sew the fabric into bags and JADEtribe was born.
Beachy and bohemian, JADEtribe is the true embodiment of fashion with a conscience. Whether it’s a handbag repurposed from hand embroidered baby carrier cloths or organically dyed and hand loomed traditional textiles, each element of JADEtribe is ethically created honoring heritage craft traditions and fair trade practices.
JADEtribe continues to work with artisan collectives in Southeast Asia, providing fair wages and steady employment as these craftswomen create modern interpretations of traditional textiles, using hand looms and organic dyes. JADEtribe also uses repurposed hand embroidered textiles and jewelry to create unique pieces in their collection.